Skirmishing began in the early morning.
Word came in from the cavalry in front that the enemy were still advancing from Verdiersville and above; that Hill's corps had driven in our cavalry and were moving down the plank-road in the direction of Parker's store; that the whole rebel army was doubtless on the march.
, and which have been spiked and abandoned.
We hear that Crawford's division of Pennsylvania Reserves, sent forward to Parker's store to check the surging tide of Hill's troops, pouring on to attack that junction of two roads on which so much depends, have been hurled back by the same overwhelming pressure that forces Wadsworth, he left of Warren's was made the opportunity of the enemy.
Burnside was expected, but Burnside's troops were not in position.
They were on the way. The forces of Hill and Longstreet — the latter having arrived at this time — were massed in a grand attack, intended to envelop Hancock on both flanks.
Of the details of the fightin